BELKYRA™

Refine your chin profile with BELKYRA™. BELKYRA™ is an innovative beauty breakthrough for both men and women who are bothered by fullness under the chin and wish to improve the appearance of their chin profile. BELKYRA™, known as KYBELLA® in the U.S., is the first and only Health Canada approved injectable treatment for the improvement of the appearance of fullness in the area under the chin. BELKYRA™ targets and eliminates fat cells when injected into the area under the chin. It gradually improves the appearance of our chin profile over a number of treatment sessions. Most people see visible improvement in 2-4 treatments. Once your goal is achieved, re-treatment is not expected. To find out more about BELKYRA™ we invite you to schedule a complementary consultation with Dr. Bowdridge.

BELKYRA™ is priced at $500 per vial. Generally 2-3 vials are required for each treatment. Visible improvement can usually be seen in 2-4 treatments. Some people may require up to 6 treatments to achieve their best results. Once your desired results are achieved, additional treatments may not be necessary. If you are considering BELKYRA™, we invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Bowdridge to discuss a personalized treatment plan.

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To decrease the chance of bruising at the injection site, please avoid all NON-PRESCRIPTION blood thinning medications and supplements for 1 week prior to your BELKYRA™ appointment. Avoid taking Aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) such as such as Ibuprofen, Motrin and Aleve. Please notify Dr. Bowdridge if you are taking Warfarin, Coumadin, Plavix, or any other blood thinners for a medical condition as well as any medical conditions you may have. BELKYRA™ has not been studied in pregnancy or during breast-feeding therefore we do not perform BELKYRA™ treatments in these cases.

  • For the majority of patients, downtime with BELKYRA™ is minimal and occurs most commonly after the first session.
  • You can expect swelling, bruising, pain, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. This will be significant for the first 2-3 days and up to a week following treatment however can last to some degree up to several weeks. It is normal to have a lot of fluid in the injected area.
  • Numbness and tenderness is common for several weeks.
  • Apply ice or a cold pack wrapped in paper-towel to the treatment area gently for an hour or more after your treatment.
  • Avoid exercise for at least 24 hours.
  • Avoid rubbing, massaging or scrubbing the area for at least 24 hours.
  • Avoid facials, peels, laser treatments, Botox, Juvederm injections or micro-needling for 14 days after your treatment.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office via email at info@auroracosmetic.ca or phone 902-406-4040.

Is BELKYRA™ right for me?

BELKYRA™ may be right for you if:

  • You are bothered by fullness under your chin
  • You don’t want surgery
  • You eat well and exercise but the fullness under your chin does not go away

How is BELKYRA™ administered?

BELKYRA™ is typically given in a 15-20 minute in-office treatment session. Dr. Bowdridge will administer a series of injections into the area under your chin at each treatment session.

How many BELKYRA™ treatments will I need?

Many patients treated with BELKYRA™ experience visible improvement of their chin profile in 2 to 4 treatments. Some people require up to 6 treatments in order to achieve their best results. These treatments are usually 6-8 weeks apart. Once your desired results are achieved, additional treatments may not be needed.

Is the BELKYRA™ treatment painful?

Most patients who use BELKYRA™ to treat double chin find this treatment to be comfortable and can return to work after the treatment is performed, keeping in mind there will be swelling in the area.

Is there downtime with BELKYRA™?

For most people, downtime is minimal and occurs most commonly after the first treatment session. You can expect to see swelling, bruising, numbness, pain, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. It is normal to have a lot of fluid and swelling in the injected area. This will be significant for the first 2-3 days and up to a week following treatment however can last to some degree up to several weeks. When scheduling your treatments, keep your social plans and work commitments in mind.

Will I experience any side effects with BELKYRA™?

As with other injectable treatments, you may experience side effects with BELKYRA™. The most common side effects are redness, swelling, bruising, pain and numbness. In clinical trials most side effects were generally mild to moderate and decreased with subsequent BELKYRA™ treatments. Healing typically occurs over 2 weeks and you should notice gradual changes with each treatment. Discomfort and swelling may uncommonly persist for up to 4 weeks post treatment.

What to expect on Treatment Day?

Prior to administering BELKYRA™, you may take an over the counter pain reliever before your appointment (such as Tylenol). At each session, a series of injections will be administered into the fat under the chin. The treatment takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Afterwards, you may apply ice or a cold pack to the treatment area for 10 to 15 minutes as needed. In clinical trials, mild pain was felt right after treatment but decreased rapidly within 15 minutes.

Results with BELKYRA™

Many people treated with BELKYRA™ experienced visible improvement in the appearance of their chin profile.

  • Almost 80% of people treated with BELKYRA™ reported satisfaction with the appearance of their face and chin.
  • After being treated with BELKYRA™, people reported improvement in self-perception, including feeling happier and younger.

BELKYRA™ is priced at $500 per vial. Generally 2-3 vials are required for each treatment. Visible improvement can usually be seen in 2-4 treatments. Some people may require up to 6 treatments to achieve their best results. Once your desired results are achieved, additional treatments may not be necessary. If you are considering BELKYRA™, we invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Bowdridge to discuss a personalized treatment plan.

To decrease the chance of bruising at the injection site, please avoid all NON-PRESCRIPTION blood thinning medications and supplements for 1 week prior to your BELKYRA™ appointment. Avoid taking Aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) such as such as Ibuprofen, Motrin and Aleve. Please notify Dr. Bowdridge if you are taking Warfarin, Coumadin, Plavix, or any other blood thinners for a medical condition as well as any medical conditions you may have. BELKYRA™ has not been studied in pregnancy or during breast-feeding therefore we do not perform BELKYRA™ treatments in these cases.

  • For the majority of patients, downtime with BELKYRA™ is minimal and occurs most commonly after the first session.
  • You can expect swelling, bruising, pain, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. This will be significant for the first 2-3 days and up to a week following treatment however can last to some degree up to several weeks. It is normal to have a lot of fluid in the injected area.
  • Numbness and tenderness is common for several weeks.
  • Apply ice or a cold pack wrapped in paper-towel to the treatment area gently for an hour or more after your treatment.
  • Avoid exercise for at least 24 hours.
  • Avoid rubbing, massaging or scrubbing the area for at least 24 hours.
  • Avoid facials, peels, laser treatments, Botox, Juvederm injections or micro-needling for 14 days after your treatment.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office via email at info@auroracosmetic.ca or phone 902-406-4040.

Is BELKYRA™ right for me?

BELKYRA™ may be right for you if:

  • You are bothered by fullness under your chin
  • You don’t want surgery
  • You eat well and exercise but the fullness under your chin does not go away

How is BELKYRA™ administered?

BELKYRA™ is typically given in a 15-20 minute in-office treatment session. Dr. Bowdridge will administer a series of injections into the area under your chin at each treatment session.

How many BELKYRA™ treatments will I need?

Many patients treated with BELKYRA™ experience visible improvement of their chin profile in 2 to 4 treatments. Some people require up to 6 treatments in order to achieve their best results. These treatments are usually 6-8 weeks apart. Once your desired results are achieved, additional treatments may not be needed.

Is the BELKYRA™ treatment painful?

Most patients who use BELKYRA™ to treat double chin find this treatment to be comfortable and can return to work after the treatment is performed, keeping in mind there will be swelling in the area.

Is there downtime with BELKYRA™?

For most people, downtime is minimal and occurs most commonly after the first treatment session. You can expect to see swelling, bruising, numbness, pain, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. It is normal to have a lot of fluid and swelling in the injected area. This will be significant for the first 2-3 days and up to a week following treatment however can last to some degree up to several weeks. When scheduling your treatments, keep your social plans and work commitments in mind.

Will I experience any side effects with BELKYRA™?

As with other injectable treatments, you may experience side effects with BELKYRA™. The most common side effects are redness, swelling, bruising, pain and numbness. In clinical trials most side effects were generally mild to moderate and decreased with subsequent BELKYRA™ treatments. Healing typically occurs over 2 weeks and you should notice gradual changes with each treatment. Discomfort and swelling may uncommonly persist for up to 4 weeks post treatment.

What to expect on Treatment Day?

Prior to administering BELKYRA™, you may take an over the counter pain reliever before your appointment (such as Tylenol). At each session, a series of injections will be administered into the fat under the chin. The treatment takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Afterwards, you may apply ice or a cold pack to the treatment area for 10 to 15 minutes as needed. In clinical trials, mild pain was felt right after treatment but decreased rapidly within 15 minutes.

Results with BELKYRA™

Many people treated with BELKYRA™ experienced visible improvement in the appearance of their chin profile.

  • Almost 80% of people treated with BELKYRA™ reported satisfaction with the appearance of their face and chin.
  • After being treated with BELKYRA™, people reported improvement in self-perception, including feeling happier and younger.